Saturday, June 25, 2022

Food Truck Tracker: Apr. 1 – 8

Franchy’s Food Truck will be parked at the Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company this Saturday. (Port City Daily/Franchy’s Food Truck)

WILMINGTON — Port City Daily publishes the Food Truck Tracker every Friday, so folks can know where to access the best mobile eats while planning their weekend activities.

All schedules, which will run Friday to Friday, are subject to weather conditions and cancellations. The addresses of where the food trucks will be parked are alphabetized at the bottom.

Run a food truck and want to be included? Send schedules every Thursday by 8 a.m. to Angela Benitez at benitezas724@gmail.com.

Weekly schedules

FRANCHY’S
Franchy’s food truck serves a variety of lovingly made empandas along with special sauces. Read more here.

  • April 1 — Bodega Market, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company, noon – 3 p.m.
  • April 7 — End of Days Distillery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 8 — The Brewer’s Kettle, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MADE IN VENEZUELA
Serving arepas, empanadas and other Venezuelan specialties.

  • April 1 — The Crooked Lotus, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • April 2 — Southport Tap and Cellar, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 3 — Hi-Wire Brewing, noon – 3 p.m.; Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 5 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 8 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

ISLAND SQUEEZE
Gourmet fresh-squeezed lemonade, all-natural and eco-friendly, made to order — serving Wilmington, NC, and area beaches.

  • April 2 — Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Festival, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • April 3 — Poplar Grove Herb & Garden Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WILMIRICANS
Puerto Rican-run and owned, WilmiRicans offers a variety of dishes that represent a taste of the island, from mofongo (mashed plantain), tripleta (sandwich), papas locas (loaded fries) and many other delicious options. Come and have a taste of Puerto Rico.

  • April 1 — Brunswick Beer Xchange, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 2 — Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 3 — Outer Dunes Brewing Company, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • April 6 — Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Broomtail Craft Brewery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 8 — End of Days Distillery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

LANE’S FERRY
The Pender County institution returns, this time hitting the road with its popular burgers.

  • April 1 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 2 — Pelican Reef, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 6 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 7 — Fairway Ford, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 8 — Jerry’s Barber Shop, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CBT BURGER
CBT Burger is James Beard Foundation Winning Chef Bud Taylor’s modern take on classic roadside burgers. Fresh ground beef, cooked thin on a flat top, with crispy edges and melted cheese on a soft bun; read more here.

  • April 1 — Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — The Crooked Lotus, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

CHEESESTEAK HUSTLE
A veteran-owned and operated food truck offering grass-fed ribeye cheesesteaks. Read more here.

  • April 5 — New Hanover County Courthouse, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PEPE’S TACO TRUCK
Bringing authentic tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and burritos to our friends in New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • April 1 — Flytrap Brewing, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • April 8 — Flytrap Brewing, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

FOR THE SHELL OF IT
Bringing New England to Coastal NC! Lobster-inspired food truck now available to cater to public and private events in New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow counties. Serving whole steamed lobster, lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, and more.

  • April 5 — Leaf & Barrel Provision Co., 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2 BROS COASTAL CUISINE
A local food truck serving made-to-order sandwiches and wraps.

  • April 1 — Broomtail Craft Brewery, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 2 — Brunswick Beer Xchange, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • April 3 — Biggers Market, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 5 — Seagate Bottle Shop, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 7 — Brunswick Beer Xchange, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 8 — Salters Haven, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHEELZ GOURMET PIZZA
Your neighborhood food truck, serving Wilmington the best gourmet, Neapolitan-Brooklyn-style pizza in the area.

  • April 1 — Waterline Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Hi-Wire Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — Brunswick Beer Xchange, noon – 3 p.m.; Flying Machine Brewing Company, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Mad Mole Brewing, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Outer Dunes Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Seagate Bottle Shop, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 3 — Wilmington Brewing Company, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Old Boys and Girls Club, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 4 — Hi-Wire Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 5 — Cape Fear Community College Wilmington Campus, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Flying Machine Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Edward Teach Brewery, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 6 — Outer Dunes Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Flying Machine Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 7 — Stevenson-Hendrick Honda, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Riverfront Park, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Wilmington Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Broomtail Craft Brewery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 8 — The Wine Sampler, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Outer Dunes Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Brunswick Beer Xchange, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

THE FIRST BITE
The First Bite is a breakfast food truck. We offer breakfast burritos, sandwiches, as well as some other breakfast items. We serve breakfast in the morning, noon, and evenings.

  • April 1 — Hendrick Toyota Wilmington, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • April 8 — New Hanover County Courthouse, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

WILMYWOODIE
The region’s first wood-fired pizza oven on wheels, this food truck’s 1000-degree oven can cook a pizza in less than 2 minutes.

  • April 2 — Broomtail Pub & Arcade, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 6 — Broomtail Craft Brewery, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • April 7 — GE-Wilmington, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

TAQUERIA LA VILLITA #2
Offering freshly made tacos, tortas, sopes and quesadillas weekly at Advanced Auto Parts, located at 2722 Carolina Beach Rd.

  • Tuesday – Saturday — 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday — 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

PORT CITY QUE
Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and other serious barbecue classics. Based out of Rocky Point, but spotted all over Wilmington.

  • April 1 — Hudson’s Hardware, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • April 2 — Hudson’s Hardware, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • April 6 — Hudson’s Hardware, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • April 8 — Hudson’s Hardware, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

BANH SAI
A new Asian-inspired food truck is rolling through Wilmington, NC. It specializes in curries, noodle dishes and banh mis. Read more here.

  • April 1 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — Flytrap Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 6 — Edward Teach Brewery, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Seagate Bottle Shop, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 8 — Mad Mole Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PAELLA FUSION
Serving authentic paella and pupusas to Wilmington.

  • April 1 — Cape Fear Community College Wilmington Campus, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; SUNdays Café, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MR. MAC SALAD’S O.G. BBQ
Serving BBQ from Texas, Kansas City, North Carolina, and Washington.

  • April 1 — Dead Crow Comedy Room, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 2 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LOBSTER DOGS
Specializing in lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, plus avocado stacks. Read all about the truck here.

  • April 1 — Edward Teach Brewing, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 2 — The Wine Sampler, noon – 3 p.m.; Salty Turtle Beer Company, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • April 3 — SUNdays Café, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

POOR PIGGY’S BBQ
Traditional North Carolina-style barbecue and Southern food, now with three trucks in the Wilmington area. Two of the trucks serve classic BBQ, and the ‘Goin’ Ham’ truck serves burgers. Caterings available here.

  • April 4 — Fisher Student Center at UNCW, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 7 — Fisher Student Center at UNCW, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

BILL’S BREW FOOD
Food truck launched by the Wilmington craft brewery.

  • April 7 — Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

GRIMM BURGER
Serving smash burgers, fries, homemade condiments and more. Read more here.

  • April 1 — Mad Mole Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 2 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • April 6 — Mad Mole Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 7 — Hi-Wire Brewing, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • April 8 — Flying Machine Brewing Company, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Find a location

  • Advanced Auto Parts — 2722 Carolina Beach Rd.
  • Biggers Market — 6250 Market St.
  • Bodega Market — 1222 3rd St.
  • The Brewer’s Kettle — 4718 Oleander Dr.
  • Broomtail Craft Brewery — 6404 Amsterdam Way
  • Broomtail Pub & Arcade — 7211 Market St.
  • Brunswick Beer Xchange — 113 Village Rd. NE, Leland
  • Cape Fear Community College Wilmington Campus — 411 N. Front St.
  • The Crooked Lotus — 1283 NC-210 Unit G, Sneads Ferry
  • Dead Crow Comedy Room — 511 N. 3rd St.
  • Eagle Island Fruit & Seafood — 2500 US-421
  • Edward Teach Brewing — 604 N. 4th St.
  • End of Days Distillery — 1815 Castle St.
  • Fairway Ford — 444 US-117, Burgaw
  • Fisher Student Center at UNCW — 615 Hamilton Dr.
  • Flying Machine Brewing Company — 3130 Randall Pkwy.
  • Flytrap Brewing — 319 Walnut St.
  • GE-Wilmington — 3901 Castle Hayne Rd.
  • Hendrick Toyota Wilmington — 5640 Market St.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing — 1020 Princess St.
  • Hudson’s Hardware — 6301 Castle Hayne Rd., Castle Hayne
  • Jerry’s Barber Shop — 11975 US-117, Rocky Point
  • Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. — 15010 US-17, Hampstead
  • Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Riverfront Park — 10 Cowan St.
  • Mad Mole Brewing — 6309 Boathouse Rd. Unit C
  • New Hanover County Courthouse — 316 Princess St.
  • Old Boys and Girls Club — 1502 Castle St.
  • Outer Dunes Brewing Company — 7976 Market St.
  • Pelican Reef — 1466 Royal Tern Dr.
  • Poplar Grove Plantation/Farmers Market — 10200 US-17
  • Salters Haven — Leas Ln., Hampstead
  • Salty Turtle Beer Company — 103 Triton Ln., Surf City
  • Seagate Bottle Shop — 6005 Oleander Dr.
  • Southport Tap and Cellar — 827 N. Howe St., Southport
  • Stevenson-Hendrick Honda — 6720 Market St.
  • SUNdays Café — 708B S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach
  • The Venue at Wilmington Brewing Company — 800 S. Kerr Ave.
  • Waterline Brewing Company — 721 Surry St.
  • Wilmington Brewing Company — 824 S. Kerr Ave.
  • The Wine Sampler — 890-3 S Kerr Ave.

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